Master the RULES OF THE RUFF in This Middle-Grade Novel

Master the RULES OF THE RUFF in This Middle-Grade Novel

SYNOPSIS Twelve-year-old Jessie is in for a long summer at her aunt and uncle’s house. Her cousin Ann has a snotty new best friend, which leaves Jessie all alone. But Jessie is industrious, and—not content with being ignored all summer—she convinces Wes, a grouchy neighborhood dog walker, to take her on as his apprentice. Sure, [...]

REVIEW| TO BE HONEST

REVIEW| TO BE HONEST

SYNOPSIS Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she'll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn't count on is that her mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on [...]

5 Minutes with Tiffany Schmidt, Author of the Bookish Boyfriends Series

5 Minutes with Tiffany Schmidt, Author of the Bookish Boyfriends Series

Tiffany Schmidt is the author of the Bookish Boyfriends series--a YA series that I adore! I've read the first and second books in the series and especially loved The Boy Next Story, the second book. The first one A Date with Darcy is also sweet, but I related less to the main character. I was curious [...]

There’s Love and Rivalry in These 36 Best Books About Siblings

There’s Love and Rivalry in These 36 Best Books About Siblings

Books about siblings are high on my list of favorites. I love them nearly as much as I do books about female friendships. Anyone who has siblings will know that sibling relationships can be fraught and complex. These books about siblings do not all focus solely on sibling relationships, but they all feature siblings whose [...]

16 Books About Road Trips

16 Books About Road Trips

Who loves road trips? Road trips always feel like an adventure to me. Now, what books about road trips? I didn't even realize how much I enjoy this genre until I read these books about road trips. While these books evoke the feeling of a good ol' road trip, some of them are tearjerkers, others [...]